Posted Monday, March 30, 2020
Narrative Pantomime is an active way for students to a) retell a story and b) draw out action, emotion, and sensory details. It’s a great way to extend the story hour, especially for kids who can’t read yet. The directions for the activity are shared in two ways – for caregivers/teachers and for kids who can read so they can do the activity independently.
We’d love to see you share a photo of your Narrative Pantomime on our post so that others can join in your learning. #artsed #artseducation #dramabasedinstruction
Today, we were supposed to host over 1,800 students at Merrill Auditorium for The Snowy Day and Other Stories. In honor of that, today’s at-home arts integration strategy is a Narrative Pantomime for Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day, and directions on how to make up your own.
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Narrative Pantomime is credited to Drama Education scholar and teacher Ruth Henig. You can see a longer description of the activity in the link below from the Drama-Based Instruction website created by Drama for Schools at The University of Texas at Austin.
Narrative Pantomime: https://dbp.theatredance.utexas.edu/content/narrative-pantomime
Sarah Coleman, Portland Ovations Co-Director of Engagement l School Programs is a theatre educator, an arts integration specialist, and a former classroom teacher who has taught students in grades K – college as well as led professional development workshops for teachers around the country for over 15 years.